Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester

4.1
198 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

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Casual
Bill’s Leicester restaurant is located in Highcross, and it’s a great spot to take time out from shopping and refuel. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
What 198 People Are Saying
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LisaR
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poor server was on his own when we arrived but he was fantastic and really made sure we were looked after

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priyac
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Food was ok but service was slow and felt like it was a chore. There was very little enthusiasm from the waiting team - they may have thought there was some enthusiasm but we didn’t really get that vibe from the group which is a shame as this is the first time we’ve managed to meet. We didn’t enjoy the experience from the waiting staff that we didn’t pay the discretionary tip and no tip was provided.

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ShaneE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Quiet atmosphere so you can talk to the person you are dining with and attentive polite service by all the staff.

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BethC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good vibe, friendly staff & incredible food!

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GemmaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately we had some undercooked chicken, the other food was ok strangely underwhelmed by the other food

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Kiran
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was nice but it arrived cold as did our hot drinks. The staff seemed extremely stretched it took 25 minutes for our cappuccinos to come out and 50 minutes for our food. On top of this when we tried to ask how long the drinks would be we were just told we are busy.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Was busy but service was brilliant.

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CaraB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and waiting times were great, cocktails were lovely and the service we received was amazing. Would 100% recommend and will definitely be coming back again!

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KelseyS
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and wine was really nice. Service was great too! Only issue was that they were sold out on a few things, which considering it was a quiet night was a bit disappointing. But overall really enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend

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Shards
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Booked a meal in for my birthday. When I booked, it asked if it was a celebration and to select which one so I selected Birthday. I assumed because of this, you’d get a little something for having your birthday celebration at there restaurant but it turns out they don’t do anything and it’s just a normal booking. I personally don’t see why they ask if it’s a celebration!! Staff are too serious as well.

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KayC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Having reserved a table a few days in advance, we did not expect to literally be sat on reception! Worse positioning of a table ever! Everyone was brushing past us in every direction possible! We had staff stood chatting literally 5 cms from my face.... brushing past and knocking the table whilst eating. Also, a few of the staff looked like they didn't want to be and took a while to acknowledge that customers needed serving (whilst yawning) not exactly the best experience unfortunately which is a shame as it's usually brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, nothing too much trouble.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had to ask for drinks quite a few times waited at least 20minutes for them and ask for water about 7 times before it was actually brought to our table

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took 15/20 to order our food, 20 for our drinks& when to food came the drinks where finished, so wasn’t able to enjoy our hot drink with our food. Also food took over an hour to be served. I think they need more staff to deliver a better service.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. A bit pricey.
Slow service and not very attentive but very friendly.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, service good, but like everywhere struggling a bit with staff. Staff brilliant however. Environment a bit loud for my tastes. But overall a good place to eat.

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DaisyS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came on Saturday for her birthday brunch and both food and service were great. Our waitress was so lovely and went above and beyond to help us celebrate. Thank you.

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GowthamC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not upto par. The food didn’t taste fresh at all . The fish dish i ordered started to smell.

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AliceF
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was okay but when we asked for some tap water they said they wouldn’t bring a jug but just walk around to fill glasses. They were not around much so we had to order bottled water, and when it came it was warm. I asked for a cold one and instead they brought a glass of ice that we had to split between three of us by getting the ice out with a fork.

In the final bill, they added about £10 for tip without even asking! Luckily we noticed and asked to take it off the bill. It should be my decision whether I want to leave a tip we are not in the US.

Food was ok but nothing special.
Overall I would not recommend, mostly because of the service.

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Simone
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food just isn’t consistent. You can order the same thing a few times across weeks and it’s different every time (good, then poor). No consistency with the presentation and the way the food is cooked unfortunately.

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Burjo
Devon
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, service very good although a service charge at 12.5% is not something I feel should be added as it should be my choice how much I give and WHO receives this.
Tea pots could do extra tea bags adding as always very weak.
The fried breakfasts are very nice, highly recommend.

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Poor service, was ignored by staff members waiting 10/15mins by the clock in machine waiting to clock out. Overall took 35mins from being seated to get a server to take out drinks order

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MarkT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere.would eat there again

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Steve
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, pleasant, friendly staff and really delicious food. Highly recommended.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Quality of food okay, service dreadfully slow, had to ask for everything and waited 30 minutes for 4 coffee's even though the restaurant was half empty, 12.5% service charge added for a table of 5, won't be rushing to go back.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish pie was excellent would order it again. The price was reasonable.

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KaraS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing and came out really quickly. Service was appalling! Took 20 minutes for them to bring drinks over, there were only 3 tables in at the time including us. The drinks arrived after the starters. Had to ask twice for water for the table and still did not get any. Staff had an edge to them and there was no checking on the table to see if we needed anything else. They were more concerned about having a natter with each other at the bar than helping customers. Would never return to Bill’s Leicester, will go to one elsewhere.

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HelenC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really nice with good, choices on the menu. We had the sea bass which was delicious and beautifullycooked. I had the crumble but they didn't have blackberries but asked if I would like raspberries instead. I did and it was delicious and fruity. Will definately come again

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meal & service great. Only downside was there was no coffee. I know there are problems with supplies due to covid/Brexit but only told us when we were already sat down to order. Would be better to be told when arrive

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Nico1
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely date night with my husband, the staff were great, attentive and chatty. The service was great too, but the food was amazing, I would recommend the Sea Bass!

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ClareB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The refurbishment gives a calm and welcoming vibe with excellent service from the staff and delicious food. It’s been a while but worth the wait 🙂

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HanB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great, food nice but a bit overpriced for what it was.
Disappointed that the optional service charge put on the bill without any discussion , ended up asking it to be taken off and giving the tip direct to the server , not sure that we will be returning

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service . Everyone in there was helpful

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OliviaM
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped by for lunch. Food was good, came quite quickly and the staff were great.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fab evening at bills bar food was great service was brilliant will definitely recommend to everyone thankyou

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Connor
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Please stay away from breakfast. We’ve actually been a few times for lunch which was great however breakfast was so bad. The avocado was off and brown, pretty sure the poached eggs are microwaved, they had absolutely no taste and parts of salmon were also brown, never had brown smoked salmon before. I’d also stay away from the coffee there, the bean is horrible however I know everyone has different taste but for the price it should be better. £35 for our breakfast and coffee and wasn’t worth £5, definitely will not be returning in the AM.

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NHLeicester
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast, tea and atmosphere as usual, staff very polite

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food perfect atmosphere and staff are amazingly friendly and helpful

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The place was lovely and the food was nice. The waiter was okay no chit chat we waited a while to be served for a while. To have a £4 odd tip added. We didn’t realise at the time. I feel a too should be offered not suggested. This has put me off.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.
Pancakes with streaky bacon and the wife had Egg Royal.
Old fashioned large teapot too..

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester is rated 4.1 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.